Ted Nugent Booted From Army Concert! LOL
Rocker Ted Nugent may have emerged unscathed from a Secret Service investigation, but his verbal attack of President Obama is now affecting his musical career.
Commanders at the Fort Knox Army base in Kentucky cut Nugent from their annual summer concert after the controversial rocker told the National Rifle Association he will "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama is re-elected and blasted members of the administration, saying conservatives should "chop their heads off."
"After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about
the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to
cancel his performance on the installation," Army officials posted on
the base's Facebook page.
Nugent said the concert cancellation was an "insult" and maintained that
he was merely exercising his First Amendment rights when he toldthe NRA convention that Obama was running a "vile, evil, America-hating administration."
"To think that there's a bureaucrat in the United States Army that would
consider the use or abuse of First Amendment rights in determining who
is going to perform at an Army base is an insult and defiles the
sacrifices of those heroes who fought for the U.S. Constitution, Bill of
Rights," Nugent told the Associated Press.
The often-outspoken rocker insisted that he never intended to threaten
the president or his administration. After meeting with Nugent in the
week following his remarks, the Secret Service dropped its investigation into Nugent's possible threat.
Days before his meeting with the Secret Service, Nugent was investigated
by another federal agency, this time for allegedly killing and
transporting a black bear illegally from public land in Alaska.
While filming an episode of his Outdoor Channel television show "Spirit of the Wild" in May 2009, Nugent shot an arrow at one black bear, drawing blood but not seriously wounding the animal, according to the court papers.
He then continued hunting, killing a different black bear four days
later and transporting it off federal land. Under Alaskan law, hunters
can only kill or wound one bear per year, making Nugent's second shot
While Nugent said he was unaware that wounding the first bear counted
towards his bag limit, he pled guilty to the charges last week in a U.S.
District Court in Anchorage.
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